The Desert Rose project is the University of Wollongong’s submission to the Solar Decathlon Middle East, an international competition that challenges teams from all over the world to design and build a solar-powered house that is cost-effective and attractive.
Like Australia, many parts of the world are currently experiencing the effects of an ageing population due to higher life expectancy and a declining fertility rate. This challenges economic, health and housing services and will increase through this century.
The Desert Rose house, provides an affordable and sustainable living environment that encompasses the needs of older people as they continue to age.
Enware’s Smart Flow® Intelligent Water Management system was integrated into the Desert Rose house to enable aged users to safely access water as well as improve water efficiency and temperature control.
Research is the key to Enware’s design journey over the years. One of the most important factors identified when designing for the aged care industry is utilising colour contrast. Enware, the University of Wollongong and the University of Dubai teams worked together on the Desert Rose project – a house for life project through sponsorship and the involvement of Enware’s research and design team in creating and designing sustainable solutions.